Honda press release for the new HR-V:
1. Introduction: A new generation of subcompact SUV – spacious and flexible like a compact MPV, tough like an SUV, charismatic and dynamic like a coupé
Characterful coupé looks with the tough stance of an SUV
Class-leading and versatile interior space
Refined and sophisticated interior design with high quality materials
An engaging drive coupled with efficient performance
Comprehensive suite of advanced safety features
Introducing a new generation of subcompact SUV to the marketplace, the all-new Honda HR-V delivers a unique proposition to the crossover segment: stylish coupé looks with the tough stance of an SUV, the space and versatility of an MPV, sophisticated-yet-fun driving dynamics and fuel-efficient performance.
Honda anticipates 70% of new HR-V customers will be conquest buyers from other brands, predominantly from the MPV and C-segment. The 4.3-metre long HR-V is designed to appeal to young singles and pre-family couples who value their lifestyles and are design conscious.
From the first glance, the new HR-V portrays a characterful youthfulness; the distinctive, boldly-sculpted lines of a coupé merged with a robust SUV. The taller stature, combined with a solid design and strong presence, provides a feeling of safety, security and confidence.
Inside, the new HR-V offers occupants class-leading interior space and – thanks to Honda’s innovative Magic Seat® system – high levels of versatility. High quality soft-touch materials and sophisticated design define the HR-V’s interior where Honda’s designers have married expansive spaciousness with the feel of a sporty, enclosed cockpit.
The new HR-V will be available with a choice of highly efficient 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel or 130PS 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engines, both part of Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. The diesel has a six-speed manual while the petrol has a six-speed manual or CVT.
The new HR-V is part of the wave of next-generation and all-new vehicles from Honda, demonstrating the brand’s pioneering approach to technological innovation which makes life better for its customers. Honda’s all-new HR-V line-up, which will feature a choice of three equipment grades, will go on sale in the UK in late summer.